2012 football opponents announced
…which also means that the MAC has finally announced how they plan to rebalance the divisions with the addition of UMass.
The non-conference schedule, which we’ve known for a while, will see the Eagles host Army and Illinois State (FCS) and travel to Purdue and Michigan State.
As almost everyone expected, the MAC will balance the divisions by moving Bowling Green to the West Division, where the Falcons previously competed from 2002 through 2004. That makes the most sense geographically, and puts Bowling Green in the same division with their rivals, Toledo.
For EMU’s schedule, we’ve known for some time that the Eagles will host Toledo, Northern Illinois, and Central Michigan, while travelling to Western Michigan and Ball State. Bowling Green will be added in to that rotation as an away game, giving EMU a balanced divisional schedule of three home and three road games. For the two cross-divisional games, the Eagles will host Kent State, and travel to Temple.